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1hJesse Rogers

Led by their rising stars, Cubs surge ahead in NLCS

Behind Addison Russell and Javier Baez, the Cubs took Game 5 and sent the NLCS back to Wrigley with a chance to clinch a Series berth.

Baez clears the bases with a double (0:36)
Baez's defense is on point even after the play (0:15)
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8hMark Simon

Who are the leading NLCS MVP candidates?

Javier Baez, Addison Russell and Jon Lester have made good cases through five games. Of course, so have Clayton Kershaw and Rich Hill.

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15mThomas Neumann

Brief history of sporting events at mismatched venues

There's plenty of room at Twickenham Stadium, home of England Rugby, to hold an NFL game, but things can get interesting when sporting events are held at venues designed for other purposes.

Royals earn top MLB spot in 2016 Ultimate Standings (0:42)
Andrew Miller inspired by Cavs win (0:36)
On This Date: Red Sox complete epic comeback against Yankees (0:44)
Russell's two-run HR pumps life into Cubs (0:41)
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2dAndrew Marchand

It could be the end of an era for the Toronto Blue Jays

Back-to-back appearances in the ALCS put baseball back on the map in Toronto, but the team Jays fans fell in love with might not be the same next year.


Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Jon Lester: "I play this game with emotion and if it rubs people the wrong way, oh well."

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Wrigley Field West? Cubs fans have taken over at Dodger Stadium.


Charles Moynihan ESPN 

Cubs fans are flying the W here in Los Angeles.


Pedro Gomez MLB 

Well after the end of the @Cubs/@Dodgers game, plenty of Cubs fans remain.


Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Joe Maddon on the Cubs being one win from the World Series: "It feels good. Our guys will be ready for the moment. I'm sure Chicago is buzzing at the moment."

Charles Moynihan ESPN 

Behind a solid performance by Jon Lester and a barrage of offense, the Cubs take a 3-2 series lead in the NLCS. Watch them celebrate immediately following the game.


Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

The W flags are out and a loud 'Let's Go Cubs' chant can be heard from behind the first-base dugout as Dodgers fans quietly exit following NLCS Game 5.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

FINAL: Cubs 8, Dodgers 4. The Cubs are one win away from the World Series.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

And the Chicago Cubs are one win away from their first World Series trip since 1945.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs 8, Dodgers 4, Final. Cubs lead 3-2 in the NLCS. A tie game in the sixth inning turns the Cubs' way on a two-run home run from Addison Russell. The Dodgers will start Clayton Kershaw in Game 6 at Chicago on Saturday.

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs beat Dodgers 8-4 to take 3-2 lead in NLCS. The ViewFromVegas is they closed as -170 road favorites (also covering the run line of -1.5 -105) and the game went over the total of 7 runs.